St Mirren sat comfortably above Hamilton and Hearts in the league a week ago, but midweek wins for the bottom two sides asks big questions of the Paisley team. Celtic might feel the pressure eased after they extended their lead at the top of the table to 13 points, but focus on picking up a point or more will be absolute for tomorrow’s visitors. Defeat for Saints could see Ross County move six points ahead of them on Sunday.
With a visit to Ibrox next weekend, Neil Lennon would surely prefer to get the job done early against St Mirren, allowing him to rest a few legs after what is likely to be our last week of the season with two games. If we are made to battle into the second half, as we did when St Mirren visited earlier this season, it could be a long afternoon. Taking a 16 point lead should be sufficient incentive.